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    October 2, 2012
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to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? the nats lost last night. this morning, they are celebrating a very big win. they clinched the nl east championship. we are live with reaction from the team and very excited fans. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. good morning to you. it is tuesday, october 2nd. live look outside right now at i-395 south of seminary road as we get things rolling on a -- we're celebrating the nats today. we'll call in t. an official nats day because they are the nl east champions. it is all good. they are going through the post- season as division champ.
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good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's just talk with tucker because he has the shirt on. >> we all got it. >> we all have it here but you have it on. big win. >> i guess they gave this out to the players last night and to the fans at the game. now, they just need a little momentum to win a couple of games before the playoffs start and we're off and rolling. >> not done yet. >> popping bottles. >> the nats lost to the phillies last night but they are still the national league east divisional champs because the braves lost. everybody loses and the nats win the championship. this is the team's first trip to the playoffs in it's the- year history in d.c. so exciting times here. >> didn't somebody mention, it has been 79 years since playoff baseball in washington. >> for them to just be here eight years an already be at this level is pretty
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significant too. >> hopefully, this is sustainable. >> they have the nucleus of a great team. it is hard. ask the poor orioles that have gone 15 years. >> they're winning right now. >> i know. this is a great time to be in this area. let's get to the radar real quick. bring an umbrella. we will see some showers on and off today. some of the downpours are pretty good here just north appear west of washington at the moment. the darker colors now pushing across 270 up into montgomery county, loudoun county, some pretty good rain rates. rest of the area, if you are waking up towards annapolis, you will see scattered showers this morning. we'll be on and off with the scattered shower activity on and off during the course of your tuesday. 67degrees in washington. 65 at bw i marshall. w i marsha -- 65 at bwi marshall. >> thank you. time now to hit the roads
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with julie wright. she is giving us the information on our morning commute. >> be careful. they might hit back. you never know. single tracking between van ness and dupont circle. they are single tracking because of a track problem outside of woodley park. allow additional time to the red line this morning on metro. i've got accident activity loi dale road north of newington road. miss are on the scene directing you buy. occoquan at route one for the latest accident and northbound i-95 well below speed leaving route 3 continuing out towards 630, courthouse road. almost a 20 hint ride northbound alone on i-95. wet pavement to accompany this commute southbound 270. the pace improves only to slow again approaching 124 in gaithersburg. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. the big story this morning,
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d.c. sports fans have reason to celebrate. the nats won the nl east. >> is in the team's first title since moving to d.c. eight years ago. fox 5's dave ross is live outside nats park, home of the division champion with some reaction. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: how good does that sound. home of your national league east champions. for the first time, they came here in 2005. i'll never forget covering that team, that very first team. it felt like an expansion team. just seven, eight years later, the nat are champs of the nl east. they didn't win the game yesterday against the philadelphia phillies, losing 2- 0. but that was academic. in the top of the ninth inning, everybody here at nats park got the good word that atlanta had lost in pittsburgh 2-1. so that was. it the magic number was zero and your washington nationalled became national league east champs for the first time ever. it really is and historic time
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here in d.c. they haven't been tie world series since 1933, a washington-based baseball team and they haven't won a world series since 1924. so these are head you days indeed. we caught up with mike rizzo, the general manager, after the game and he talked about what it means to have a team doing this well. >> it feels terrific. from where we are just a few short years ago, the fan base is electric. it is a young athletic ball club that we put together. we sprinkled in some seasoned veterans to help lead us along the way. keep pouring it. i love it. and this is one of the stops. this is one of our stops and we're looking for do bigger and better things. >> you don't mind getting the champagne in the eye and everelse for that matter when you win a division title. but there still are things to play for. they still have two games
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remaining on the scheduled tonight at 7:00 and tomorrow afternoon. they are 96-64, tied with cincinnati for the very best record in the national league inform they can beat the reds, they could still be the number one overall seed when the playoffs start later on this week for your washington nationals. your national league east champion washington nationals. back to you. >> if they were the best team? >> wouldn't that be cool. >> still work to be done. thank you. a crime fight including the first murder of the year in frederick, maryland. 36-year-old lamont ellis was found dead in an alley early sunday morning. he had been shot multiple times. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story conducting investigations at police headquarters, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene and it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is
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in serious condition. no word of if the two incidents are related. today mark 10 years since the snipe anterior attacks which terrorized the d.c. region began. ten people were killed and three others hurt during the shooting spree. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually captured and convicted. protestors plan to march at noon from freedom plaza to the department of vet an affairs and then tonight, they will have what is being dub the a sleepful protest outside of the bank of america are on l street. making headline this morning, the pope's former butler takes the stand today in a controversial case involving allegedly stolen files. >> also head, president obama and job nominee mitt romney gettingied for tomorrow night's debate. one candidate says it will be about something bigger than who wins and who loses. time now is 6:07. i'm barack o obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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officials in hong kong say six crew members have been arrested for a deadly boat collision. they're being questioned for endangering people's lives according to china's police chief. at least 37 people were killed and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers collide wade ferry. the boat began to sink immediately following the crash. survivors say the ferry did not stop after the collision. the trial of the former butler for pope benedict xvi is resuming this morning at the vatican and for the first time, the former personal assistant will be questioned in court. he is facing charges of stealing personal letters and documents from the pope. he says he leaked the files to expose, quote, evil and corruption. the presidential candidates, they are getting ready for the big day tomorrow night. first debate will be held at the university of denver. president obama has been at a desert resort in nevada for the last couple of days. he has been going through mock
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debates and mitt romney has also been practicing. he arrived in colorado yesterday and told thousands of voters he thinks the debates will be something bigger than just the winner. you've probably heard the warning that most americans could be in for a tax like come november. there is good news to report on that front. >> also ahead, customers of a d.c. food favorite paying a little bit more now. details on a food truck tax when we come back. too many americans are struggling to find work
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in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
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welcome back. hook who's sporting the nats gear. >> getting excited. trying to figure out who they're going to play and when. >> trying to get tickets already. >> standing room only. >> you can get the $30 tickets. >> it's worth it. it could be years. >> we need some music from we
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are the champions. who is that, queen? >> that's queen, of course. >> it is a festive day. >> this is a big day. i mean other than the capitals, we've had nothing to celebrate for years around here. >> even they didn't -- they always kind of -- >> well -- >> one area we never come up short is rainfall. we get plenty of that. much of area hasn't seen a whole lot overnight with the exception of friends out to the west where the rain has been pretty persistent for much of the nighttime hours. we have heavy rain. here we are in washington, just north and west. you are talking about up across 270 here towards gaithersburg, damascus, clarkburg, going to get some pretty good rain here shortly if you are not getting it right now. as it trails back to the south and west, already see something pretty y good rains out towards reston, manassas. all of this lifting off to the north appear east. if you are waking up down
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towards waldorf, la plata, haven't seen a whole lot overnight. out to the east, out towards annapolis as well. the bottom line, it is a cloud cover day with some rain showers on and off expected for your tuesday. let me show you the bigger picture. area of low pressure out to the west. as we switch maps, you can see the rain showers that are across the carolinas. thank you very much. lots of rain showers to our south and to our south and west. and some of these will be moving in during the course of the day. the rain showers will be intermittent. it won't rain every minute today but it will be on and off throughout the day as we deal with a warm front that is coming through, an area of low pressure pushing to our west. we'll be on the warm side of this one. that means mild temperatures. not only today but for the next couple of days. our highs later today will be back in the mid-70s. currently, 66 in washington with the rain showers off to the north and west a little cooler. 59 in frederick. there is your area of low pressure. it fill as it gets up into the great lakes. for us, warm front will bring us some showers and maybe a
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thunderstorm later today along with warmer temperatures. tomorrow morning, when you get up, we'll have clouds around with a few showers with this frontal system. when that gets east of us, we'll be into sunshine with mild temperatures with highs back into the 80s. 76 today. cloudy skies, showers, storms likely. winds out of the east. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. thursday and friday look fantastic. high temperatures about 80 with sun. cooler by sunday and monday. let's do some traffic and julie wright who continues to celebrate and party like never before with the nationals going to the playoffs. >> all right. tucker. on the roads this morning, you will find we've got wet pavement to accompany the trip around town. we've also got problems eastbound along 66 at nutley street. this is where we had the incident. it is still crowding the left lane here. eastbound nix already troubled with delays coming in out of
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industry antiaheaded up towards the accident scene at nutley street. also a crash reported in the left lane eastbound 66 approaching marshall. that is tying up the left side of the roadway. here we go on the metro's red line single tracking between van ness and metro's red line. additional time needed on metro's red line because we are single tracking this morning. the crash was northbound 28 to eastbound 66. that has been cleared so the lanes are open. traffic still heavy on 28 and delays out of the manassas through centreville eastbound along 66. accident activity, occoquan road at route one. follow police direction to get by. the trip northbound on i-95 tied up with delays leaving here. southbound 270, lanes are open, heavy slow and steady. her delays as you continue into germantown. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic.
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massive automatic federal budget cuts. they are set to take effect in just three months now. one thing set to go, bush era tax cuts. a new study says you could pay a hefty price if congress doesn't renew them. according to the tax policy center, a typical middle income family would see its taxes go up about $2,000. a family making between $110,000 and $140,000 zoo see a like in the $6 how range. congress may not let that happen. the "new york times" reports that senate leaders are working on a three-step plan to avoid the automatic cuts that lawmaker would hammer out in the post-election session. elec and here is more you will have to pay for. lunch just got a little more expensive at d.c.'s food trucks. the owners had always paid a flat $1500 tax. now, the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect
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yesterday and while most customers weren't happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for for food. a new parking plan to d.c. it would preserve spaces for disabled drivers. under mary cheh's plan, all drivers would have to pay to park but about 10% would be red in color and reserved for the disabled drivers. it is expected to cut down on fraud. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york and find out what your dream reveal about what is going on at work. >> can't wait to hear what that is all about. as we go to break, if you can't sleep, it may be costing your employer. a new study says insomnia is to blame for about 247,000 mistake on the job each year.
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of a he had like half of those just this morning, adding up to about $30 billion in losses. >> we'll be right back. -- i've had like half of those just this morning. "a magic clock."
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gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. welcome back to fox 5 morning news. here is a question for you. do you dream about work? your subconscious may be sending you an important message. we'll have more on that in just a minute. first, let's talk about what is happening on the markets. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with the business beat. >> good morning. >> the auto sales are due out today and some other things are happening as well as always. tell us about that. >> exactly. we get auto sales throughout the day for the month of september. we are expecting pretty strong numbers and we are seeing green arrows across the board. dow futures higher by 58 points here in the premarket.
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it was a mixed day yesterday but up for the dow on a monday. that is rare so we will take that, wisdom. >> let's talk about dreams. apparently, some very interesting reports about dreams and work. i never personned this so i don't know. >> my problem is i can't remember my dreams. if you find yourself dreaming a lot about work, you might want to think about it. dream experts say if you are dreaming about getting intimate with a coworker, it probably means that youen have i certain traits that they have. if you dream about maybe doing some things with your boss, that may until that you want to be a little more aggressive in getting ahead in the workplace. did you ever dream about being naked in the workplace? that means you probably feel vulnerable arc little insecure at work and this is another one, getting stuck in an elevator. it mean you are stuck at work. you might want to figure out a
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way to get ahead. but your dreaming means something if you are dreaming about the workplace. i don't think i dream about the workplace. >> i don't either. this so many jokes we could insert there. we are out of time. >> okay, you saved both of us. thank you. >> lauren, good to see you. thank you very much. >> back to this morning's big story. nats make history. they didn't win last night's game against the phillies but there is plenty to celebrate e east. we are live at nationals park when fox 5 morning news continues. continues. 
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we are waking up to some
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division champs here in d.c. the nats did t a lot more quiet at nationals park now than it was several hours. -- the nats did it. everybody has the shirts on. >> a long season. it goes on forever. >> history in the making. >> till a lot to do. >> we are just celebrating today. once we determine who they're playing, then the real work starts. >> i guess that hasn't been determined. >> still trying to figure that out. two game left or something. >> couple of days left. we'll have to get the weather to cooperates. not cooperating terribly this morning. we have some rain showers out there. may show your commute in spots. 66degrees in washington. generally a nice mild day today with highs expected to be in the mid-70s. a little cooler there in chicago, 55-degree. aler air al-- cooler air off to the
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north and west. gaithersburg, northern montgomery county, northwest portions of howard county pushing up towards baltimore. some heavy rain and we've got light rain showers trailing back to the south and west and honestly, if i were to open up this map for you, rain showers back into the carolinas. we'll see on again, off again rain throughout the day. parts of the area that haven't seen much overnight like southern maryland and along the western shore of the bay, you too will get some rain during the course of the day. 76degrees today. bring along an umbrella. not going to rain every minute but we'll have it in the forecast here at times. >> it will be cloudy, showery. >> okay. just rely on it. sunny and warmer conditions for the rest of week. >> excellent. >> thank you, tucker. >> traffic time. >> all right. all right. >> troubles right now on the roads. we've got wet pavement. we have a couple of things working here if you are traveling in from the west.
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we'll get to that in just a second. we'll start off with metro's red line where we have major tie-ups. they are single tracking between van ness and dupont circle. now, to your commute traveling north of town, we have accident activity westbound randolph road at dewey road. stay to the left to get by. no accidents reported southbound along 270. it is about a 48-minute commute right now. that is with all of your lanes open. still slow moving, the trip eastbound along 66. this is where we have accident activity approaching marshall. all of the lanes here are open. however, we do have problems to report eastbound along 66. crash was before nutley street. it is still here crowding the left lane and most of it is confine to the shoulder. that seems to be the delay coming eastbound from fair oaks. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. topping the morning line, celebration in the nation's capital this morning. >> the nats clinch the nl east and we have team coverage of thhistoric feat. we have dave ross live at nationals park with player reaction. >> reporter: yes, your national league eastern champion washington nationals, it just rolls off the tongue. it feels so right. i talked to some the nats people. i said if mike rizzo or anyone else wants to come out and talk to us, that's all right. they said we're not sure if they gotten a lot of sleep. last night, they lost to the phillies. watch bryce harper and he crashed into the wall. that was actually an issue.
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we thought abryce might have been injured. he is just fine. he is 19, going to be 20 later on this month. but he is just going to be okay. adam laroche would make the last out as the nats lose 2-0. they had already gotten the word. don't talk about backing into this win. they did it the hard way. >> we would like to do it on a win. but the fact we got it done, six months of hard work. all those wins paid off here. a lot of guys never got to do this. you think of them, guys that have been here forever and haven't got to experience this. now they are seeing this. >> we've got so much talent. i think this is just the tip of the iceberg i feel like. we have soviet talent. this team is built for the future and to get here now, it
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just shows you this division is going to be our division. -- we have so much talent. >> this is no such thing as backing into the playoffs when you win 96 games. two more games still on the schedule tonight at 7:05 and wrap opportunity on wednesday. still manage to splay for. they are tied right no with cincinnati for the very best record in the national league inform they can beat cincinnati and top them in the standings, they would have the number one overall seed when the playoffs start later this week. back to the studio for now from your home of the national league east champion washington nationals. >> has a nice ring to it, dave. as you can imagine, the crowd went nuts when word got out. >> melanie alnwick has more. >> to understand the celebration, you have to understand where washington fans have been. they've endured a lot over the last several decades, the loss
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of home team senators and for decades just a town bereft of baseball until in 2005 when the lerner family and then mayor tony williams took a big risk bringing the montreal expos here to the nation's capitals and now their dream has come true. if fans had any reservations about how the nationals locked in first place monday night, they didn't show. it the celebrations were jubilant after a rough start in washington. the nats finished in last place in five of the last eight soaps. but euro after year, the team added depth and strength, zimmerman, strasburg, gonzalez, worth and harper. >> this is amazing. it was kind of anticlimactic a little bit but we're going to the post-season. we are the nl east division champs.
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>> how you feel something. >> i'm just extra happy that we actually -- we lost but we won. >> reporter: the first home game in the division playoffs will either be on the 10th or 11th. tickets for that game are already sold out. the washington nationals have set aside a limited number of standing room only tickets for each of the home games that will be played here at nationals park. they will be sold the morning of the home games when the box office opens. first come, first served. $30 apiece. two ticket limit per person. >> thank you. new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for the public's help in solving a deadly hit and run. the victim has been identified as 55-year-old michael eugene white. police believe white was walking along silver hill road saturday night around 8:30 when
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he was struck. police say the car was a white chevy impala that might have front end damage. it is hard to believe but it has been 10 years to the day since the d.c. sniper attacks began. ten peopleen killed and three others were hurt during the shooting spree. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually captured and convicted of the killing. malvo who is now 27 is serving a life nps with no parole in virginia. in an interview with the "washington post," he admits there is no way to properly convey an apology to the families of his victims. still ahead, one big name actress is a new mom this morning even they she never officially confirmed she was pregnant. >> president obama and mitt romney continue prep rigs for tomorrow's debate. a new poll shows a shake-up could be in the works. back in a moment. [ kreg smith ] i'm third generation military.
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i served in the army, two tours over there. when i got back from iraq, i was searching for new jobs. [ lionel hamilton ] veterans make great employees, because you know they've already got expertise and they've got job skills instilled in them from the military. [ kreg smith ] what i've learned, being deployed overseas, is a high sense of adaptability, leadership skills, and teamwork. [ lionel hamilton ] ge doesn't hire veterans because they're veterans. we hire veterans because they're extremely qualified.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 4747% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. in the race for the white
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house, both camps are gearing up for tomorrow night's debate in denver. republican nominee, mitt romney is, in colorado practicing mock debates. >> president barack obama stayed behind closed doors yesterday and a new poll from the george washington university and politico shows that the president remains out front. we get more on the poll and the debate preparations from tom fitzgerald. >> i'm willing to do more. >> reporter: after the campaigns focused on virginia last week, by monday, both were into full debate prep mode. the president in nevada, mitt romney in boston. >> if i become president -- no, when i become president -- >> reporter: the new poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49 to 47% nationally among likely voters.
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>> it is a tight race, a very tight race. >> reporter: the poll asked who would do a better job on budgeting and spending, romney beat the president 50 to 43%. >> when it gets down to the ballot, although he is ahead on the most important factor, he is behind because of the likability factor. >> reporter: kennedy says the president still needs to make his case to close the deal. >> i think the thing that obama needs to accomplish is that he needs to show people he has a plan to grow the economy. >> reporter: while the campaigns are downplaying debate expectations. >> governor romney, he is a
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good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: what is not debatable is the interest. the live audience is invitation only so that means the tv audience is expected to be in the millions. now, between the two candidates, mitt romney is actually the more battle tested of the two having taken part in some 20 primary debates on his way to the republican nomination. president obama, on the other hand, as you know, had no primary challenger and as a result, no primary debates. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. ld, fox >> checking in with tucker to get the latest on the weather outside. >> good morning. we have some rain showers moving through the area. might be a thunderstorm later as well. going to be a warm and humid day today with the mid-70s. if you are not quite done with that summertime feel, we have a few more days of it. >> okay. >> the trade-off is you have to be dodging raindrops. let's get right to the maps and
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here is your radar. the heaviest of the showers all morning long has been just to the west of washington where we had pretty good rain rates. did you get some pretty good rain, tony? >> yeah. >> tony got pretty good rain. off to the south and west, we're watching more rain develop. i'm wearing the shirt because the nationals won the championship. there we go. nl east championship. they have more work to do. the cloud here off to the south and to the south and east will be moving through. you might see a peek of sunshine and you notice the rain shield not complete. it will be some periods of time here today where we won't see rain. i think throughout the day, we'll have the threat of some rain showers. what is happening, area of low pressure into kentucky pushing up into the great lakes and dragging with it some warmer air through the region at this hour. it will be a mild day. right now, it is 66 in
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washington. 59 in annapolis. temperatures should be on the comfortable side later this afternoon with highs expected to be in the mid-70s. futurecast, put it in motion for you real quick. there we are at 11:00. we are getting a bit of a break. might be a few peek of sunshine. showers continue tonight. early tomorrow, we should start to quiet things down. o quiet t 83 tomorrow with an early shower. highs near 80 on thursday and friday. and on sunday, 66 and only 62 on monday. >> now we're getting there. now, it is fall. >> hi, tony. >> good morning.
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hello, everybody. guess what it is time for? yeah, ask tony and tucker. the most popular segment in morning television. this is where tucker and i put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather-related or otherwise. corey writes, is it possible that buildings, roads, asphalt and concrete could warm the atmosphere? also could the weather traffic be affected by them. my dad ped i hear you guys say just this side of 18 or east of 95. what is the deal? >> those are two separate questions really -- my dad and i hear you guys say just this side of 18 or east of 95. >> those or two different questions. we'll answer the first question. >> you can go back to the early 1800s when people first
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realized that the build-up of human cities creates a heat island. it has been proven that areas where there are paved surfaces where you have lots and lots of people, it is a combination of all the asphalt and concrete and the civilization, it holds heat. heat. if you notice our temperatures at reagan national, they are usually four, five, sometimes eight or 10 degrees warmer than out at dull list which is just 30 miles to our west. >> sure. -- out at dulles which is just 30 miles to our west. >> sure. >> the bigger the city, the bigger the discrepancy, new york city, dallas, places like that. it is a couple of things. i'll let tucker explain this. >> i just want to quickly show this map. what i'm trying to show here, not going to do a very good job, but that is new york city
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and what they've done here is they've done satellite imaging. see the darker spots, that is the cooler areas of the city. that is staten island there on your bottom left and manhattan. you can kind of see central park. >> okay. >> if we show the next map, it corresponds directly to where there is the thickest vegetation or where the coolest temperatures are. where you have concrete and asphalt, we are not going to show the second map but there is a second map. you will find the cooler temperatures. >> where you don't have the concrete and asphalt. >> yeah. >> at nighttime, we talk about the heat rising back into the air. it is harder for that to occur, sometimes impossible for that to occur, when you have these asphalt concrete surfaces and the like. when you have vegetation and natural ground, it radiates
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quite easily back up into the atmosphere. >> there is a left discussion about whether this contributes to global warming. most experts think it probably doesn't. it is small in scale. something else that is fascinating, the downwind, areas that are east of big urban areas have a tendency to have more rain. it is because all the heat, the air rises. as the air rises, it condenses as it cools so there is more energy in the atmosphere for heavier rain. >> this side of 81, east of 95, it is done primarily to give you a locator. however, you will find that, in the wintertime, when weather
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people talk about the snow, the rain-snow line, it pretty closely corresponds with the 95 corridor. that is interesting, 95 wasn't place there had so that it would correspond with that. so frequently during the wintertime, we'll say east of 95 because that is where the rain high pressure snow line is. >> if i can make one other quick comment. reagan national sort of an interesting spot because it is right on the potomac river. that is where our official readings are. the water has an influence on our temperature. >> thank you, corey, for the question. hope we answered that for for you. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. you are listening to hot child in the city by nick guilder. >> knew the song. didn't know the artist.
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>> all right. late get to our hot traffic lady, julie wright. >> all right. we've got -- on the roads right now, we have got delayed just about everywhere. the wet pavement not helping out our drive. baltimore-washington parkway approaching powder mill road, authorities checking for the accident here coming in out of laurel this morning. inner loop at 202, stalled car quickly moved over to the shoulder. outer loop about 16 16 miles per hour headed west. nothing but brake lights leaving i-70 headed into germantown. 46 high pressure 46-- 46 minute commute right now. delays are still slowing as you continue eastbound along 66 out of manassas through cent areville down to 31 miles per
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hour. traffic remains congested at this point as you continue eastbound on 66 leading fair oaks to the accident scene here before nutley street. crowding the left leap. that is the focal point of that eastbound delay. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. actress drew barrymore and her husband are the proud new parents of a baby girl this morning. the 37-year-old actress welcomed her first child. birth may come as a surprise was the actress never publicly announced she was pregnant. >> that was true. you was trying to think i didn't remember her even being pregnant. >> usually, they say we're vague baby. >> well, at least it is out there now. still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> some local students getting a lesson in where their food comes from long before it even reaches their plate. holly has more when we come back. back. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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good morning, everybody. i'm holly morrison on this tuesday. we're here to get your kids to eat well. because studies show that if kids are healthy eaters they will physically develop better and be smarter and that's why october has been declared national farm to school month. it is all about getting school to develop partnerships with their local farmers so that they can get their kids to eat better and we are lucky because in all of the nations, one of the schools that does it better, we're live here at a dc public bilingual charter school. this morning, i know it seems quie right now but in a matter of minutes this will be bustling with kids and kids eating breakfast. we will see what is on the menu and where it came from and if the kids like it. they have their own garden and classroom curriculum that is about eating healthy and living healthy. so i would like to say we were
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the first to visit, but even the first lady came because she was so impressed. >> thank you, holly. >> that does it for the 6:00 hour. we will go over to allison and tony to take us the rest of the way. hello. >> and good morning. what a special day today. coming up on fox 5 morning news, they did it. it was a night of campaign and fireworks. dc is brating the first, first place baseball team, since 1933. the nats are national league east champions. unbelievable. a live report straight ahead. >> plus, occupy dc protesters take to the streets to mark their first anniversary. today, even more protests are planned in the district. we will have what you need to know. >> and breaking down maryland's question seven. a fact check of the television ads for and against the expanded gambling debate. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now.